Video: POSTGAME | Wild 1 Jets 0 - F
ST. PAUL, MN - With more than 10 regulars back home in Winnipeg to give the kids and "bubble" guys at least one more look, the baby Jets had something to prove with the ever-watchful eyes of the coaching and scouting staff looking on, pen in hand.
For the most part, the Jets gave their opponents a run for their money, but the offence didn't come easy and the Wild escaped with a slim, 1-0 victory.
"These guys have been here for five or six days. They had a pretty good handle on what we were trying to do, so we were able to take a young group in here and keep it tight, keep it close and play a pretty smart game," said Head Coach Paul Maurice.
Jared Spurgeon scored the game's only goal midway through the second period after the home side pressed in the Winnipeg zone for nearly a minute. Spurgeon took a pass from Charlie Coyle, walked in off the right circle and buried a shot high over the blocker to give his team the only lead they would need.